Sin City DVD
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Directed by Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller
Produced in 2005
Main Language - English
Countries & Regions - American film
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Adapted from Frank Miller’s graphic novels, Sin City comprises three tough tales of seductive dames, corrupt cops and grotesque killers. The stories are awash with cannibalism, dismemberment, paedophilia, and torture. In fact they include most of the nasty, vile, disgusting things you could ever possibly think of and yet, as Miller's energetic drawings spring to life, Robert Rodriguez’s gleeful enthusiasm for this gory subject matter and his ingenious combination of digital effects and prosthetics reveal it to be more Tom and Jerry than Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The comic touches and affected visuals desensitize the violence and create a thrilling cinematic experience.
The casting too is a dream. Bruce Willis, Clive Owen and Mickey Rourke head up the hard-nosed good guys, each narrating their noir-ish tale with the gravely-voiced clichés required, but it’s Benicio Del Toro who really steals the show. In a scene directed by Quentin Tarantino, he delivers a sickening slice of black humour that has to be seen to be believed. Some may find Sin City all too much, but those who dare will discover a startling mutant noir that you will not easily forget.
Adapted from Frank Miller's graphic novels, Sin City is a striking modern film noir infused with fantasy, taking place in a world where it is eternally night and everything is drenched in rain and violence. Using a unique combination of silvery black and white digital photography with occasional flashes of bright colour and with lines delivered flatly in the hard-boiled style of Raymond Chandler, these tales are about crime, love, loss and being tough.
Interweaving multiple storylines from the series, the film paints a picture of the ultimate town through the eyes of its roughest characters. There's the street thug Marv (Mickey Rourke), whose desperate quest to find the killer of a prostitute named Goldie (Jaime King) will lead him to the foulest edges of town. Inhabiting many of those areas is Dwight (Clive Owen), a photographer in league with the sordid ladies of Sin City, headed by Gail (Rosario Dawson), who opens up a mess of trouble after tangling with a corrupt cop by the name of Jackie Boy (Benicio Del Toro). Finally, there's Hartigan (Bruce Willis), an ex-cop with a heart problem who is hell-bent on protecting a stripper named Nancy (Jessica Alba).
Length: 126 mins
Cat No: MIRLGD94554
Format: DVD B&W